Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Creation Art Explained

The group of Room Eight students who have been working with Matua Hone about the Maori Creation story have been working hard on their artwork associated with the unit. They are nearly completed and spend yesterday working on their art. They all introduce their particular character from the story and talk about it in this video. Recorded by Matua Hone on Monday 15th November 2010 at Melville Intermediate School.

Maori Creation Art Explanation from myles webb on Vimeo.


  1. Wow! I never knew there are so many different types of Maori Arts. They look fantastic! Thanks for enlightening us!

    Mrs She @Pt England School, Auckland.

  2. There are so many things I like about this post. Students speaking confidently in te reo, and a real exploration of the creation story through the arts are not the least of them. Well done, everyone.
    Ms Donnell Kaipara Flats

  3. Hi Room 8
    I think your art works have encapsulated the essential elements of the creation story.

    I noticed that you have made good use of the koru shapes, and the children in B4 will be interested to see that when I show them tomorrow, as they have used koru shapes in their art in the past.

    I also enjoyed looking at the video of the instruments. I think you've been lucky to have Matua Hone working with your class. Is he there with you until the end of term?

    from Mrs M♔Kenzie

  4. Wonderful artwork, I always sppreciate different types of media and design. My class will also be impressed that one of the gods even seemed to use our school's dolphin motif.

  5. Thank you all for your comments, the students are always excited to receive feedback on work, its so important to them and Mr Sumner special mention to you for providing feedback to us from the other side of the world!

  6. Hi I'm Gabi from Mr.Millers room 162. I didn't know there were so many Maorl Arts! I really enjoyed the video. Hopefully you can come visit soon.

  7. Your students are talented at drawing. I wish had as much talent as they do.